GDP Growth Rate Projection in Asia Pacific

The new IMF Regional Economic Outlook for Asia Pacific says that “Growth in Asian economies has picked up in line with global developments. Asia grew by 5.7 percent in 2017, up 0.3 of a percent from the year before, with the pickup broad-based across the region (Table 1.1). Asia continues to be both the fastest-growing region in the world and the main engine of the world’s economy, contributing more than 60 percent of global growth (three-quarters of which comes from China and India) (Figure 1.6). Consumption and investment continue to be major contributors. The contribution of net exports remained small, but the strong growth of gross exports and imports suggests that the recovery in external demand (both inside and outside the region) was an important driver of GDP growth in Asia (Figures 1.7 and 1.8).”

 

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